The Professional Association representing the World's Broadcast Meteorology Community
International Association of Broadcast Meteorology
Weather broadcasters straddle the worlds of meteorology and the media, depending on both for the resources to do their job properly, but belonging fully to neither.
Their responsibility is first and foremost to their audience, who expect them to be informative, educational, entertaining, witty, …and above all right!
As broadcasting breaks free of national barriers, weathermen and weatherwomen need a strong and united voice that will make itself heard on their behalf. The benefits of membership of the IABM include the quarterly newsletter Up Front Summer 2015, containing articles of specific interest to weather broadcasters. Our members website (www.iabm.org) has information essential to their profession.
In pursuance of this task, the IABM has entered into dialogue with bodies such as the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), EUMETSAT, and ECOMET. In 1998, the IABM was granted consultative status with WMO, a status that allows us to forge contacts at the highest levels within Meteorology. Members of the IABM participate actively in expert teams and task forces reporting to WMO, keeping the concerns of broadcasters always to the forefront.
To represent the worldwide broadcast meteorology community
To collaboratively work with WMO through our Observer Status, and with other appropriate organisations including SMF/FIM, AMS, EMS and NMHSs, to support and promote the profession of Broadcast Meteorology
To support and encourage members in the improved delivery of weather and climate services to the public, especially those from developing countries
To promote, encourage and organise conferences and other opportunities for members to network and engage in Continuing Professional Development
To actively encourage members to maintain the highest professional standards through promoting appropriate initiatives and mechanisms
To encourage members to contribute to disaster risk reduction through the provision of timely and accurate weather forecasts and warnings to the public
To actively support and develop regional sub-groups to enhance the focus on national and regional weather broadcast issues.